Calendar

LightHouse will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday.

Events in June 2024

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May 26
May 27(1 event)

(All day): Memorial Day Holiday (LightHouse closed)

(All day)
May 27

May 28
May 29
May 30(1 event)

11:00 am: Create In Community (in-person)


May 30

Enter a place of curiosity and discovery with likeminded people.  Learn how to make both functional and fanciful things while acquiring new hacks to measure and manage materials with little or no sight. Experimentation, problem solving and good conversation pair nicely with found objects, clay, fun papers and other materials to create one of a kind, DIY items for fun and function.

This month, May, let’s break out he air-dry clay and explore hand building techniques to create sculptures and vessels.

No RSVPs needed. For questions, contact Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

May 31(1 event)

12:00 pm: Meet Me in the Kitchen (in-person)


May 31

“Meet me in the kitchen,” is a five-week course designed to empower LightHouse students with the non-visual techniques needed to prepare and present delicious meals independently. This course is created and taught by Bobbi Pompey, a Independent Living Skills Specialist with a passion for cooking and teaching. Each week you will learn non-visual kitchen skills, general cooking tips and tricks, and prepare a snack or meal.

Skills You Will Learn Include:

  • Organizing, labeling, and preparing your kitchen and work space
  • Measuring wet and dry ingredients
    Using knives, kitchen appliances, blindness/low vision gadgets and other “tools of the trade”
  • Understanding how to build flavor profiles, decipher lingo used in recipes, and determine the doneness of food
  • Serving, garnishing, and presenting meals with multiple dishes to friends and family, and other guests

    Course Schedule:

  • Session 1: May 10 - Welcome and Course Overview
    This session will include staff/student introductions, a course overview, a tour of the kitchen, and an introduction to basic techniques for navigating a kitchen. Class will conclude with a lesson on pouring and spreading and the preparation of a snack.
  • Session 2, May 17 - Cracking the Code
    By the end of this session, you will understand how to decipher common recipe lingo, develop delicious flavor profiles with spices stock a pantry with basic staples, and shop for groceries independently. Techniques for measuring will be used to create a spice rub and/or basic sauce.
  • Session 3: May 24 - Getting the Job Done
    Knife skills are the main focus of this session. Students will make a simple one-pot soup and learn to determine when food is done.
  • Session 4: May 31 - Learning to Spin All the Plates
    This class marks the transition into the more advanced portion of the course. Labeling, organizing, blindness devices, kitchen gadgets, and the use of small appliances will be covered as ways to add efficiency to meal preparation. You will prepare a three part meal during this session.
  •  No class June 7
  • Session 5: June 14 - Putting On the Finishing Touches
    Taking all the skills of previous classes you will learn to; serve yourself, serve others, set a table, and decorate and/or garnish a meal.

Spots in this fun and educational course are limited, so secure your participation by contacting Bobbi Pompey, BPompey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7613 by April 26.

Jun 1
Jun 2
Jun 3(1 event)

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


Jun 3

What does it mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads this call-in forum to discuss the day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

RSVP for The Business of Blindness online or to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

Jun 4
Jun 5(1 event)

10:00 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together (hybrid) **Registration Closed***


Jun 5

The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

Adults 55 and older, in addition to adult clients being served by the California Department of Rehabilitation, are invited to participate in a virtual course geared towards learning about their changes in vision. Participants will learn practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work, school, and daily living environments.

The virtual portion of the course is six classes over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory class with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour classes which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists. Included in the course: a pre-course assessment one week prior to the start of the course, ongoing support during the course, one in-person half-day group lesson, and one individualized lesson for a total of 8 lessons.

It is a comprehensive skills training course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing successful, independent daily living skills. After the 6 virtual classes, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Class 7 is a half-day, in-person Group Adaptive Devices and Strategies Demonstration at the San Francisco LightHouse Headquarters. Thereafter, participants are eligible for Class 8, an individualized Low Vision Therapy lesson.

The six virtual classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (independent Zoom video skills required for all virtual classes), best viewed on a large screen tablet, laptop, or computer (phone is not recommended for participation in this course due to small screen size for viewing class materials and resource options) at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

Week of April 29: Course Introduction and Pre-Course Assessment by Zoom video call

Six online classes Mondays & Wednesdays: May 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 & 22, from 9:45 am to 12:15 pm

In-person class Wednesday, June 5 at LightHouse Headquarters in San Francisco from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm: Group Adaptive Devices and Strategies Demonstration. There will be a hour break for provided lunch and further peer interaction.

By June 26: In-person individualized follow-up low vision skills lesson tailored to the unique needs of each participant

If you are not with the California Department of Rehabilitation, and if you are age 55 and older, living in the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity, there may be partial scholarship funding for training and course materials. For adults working with the California Department of Rehabilitation, please contact your Rehabilitation Counselor directly to discuss participation and referral.

The registration for this course is currently closed. All interested parties need to have a Low Vision Evaluation completed within one year prior to the start of any low vision course. Please contact Esmerelda Soto at 415-694-7323 or by email at ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org for any questions and planning for a LightHouse Services Orientation and Assessment day. Any appropriate Low Vision course referrals will then be placed on our waitlist for the next available class (dates TBA).

Jun 6(1 event)

11:00 am: Mobile Make Art Activation with the Museum of Craft and Design (in-person)


Jun 6

The Museum of Craft and Design returns to LightHouse.

Our Mobile Make Art Activation for June features a project inspired by LightHouse community art participants expressing a desire to show work in the community that expresses the diverse ways we seGe the world beyond the label of blindness. Join us to create a collage square using tactile materials that will be integrated into an interactive collaboration. You will also have the opportunity to share a bit of your story with MCD staff who will include it on the back of your piece, readable with a Pen Friend. The finished work will travel with the Make Art program throughout San Francisco where people of all ages and abilities will have the chance to experience it haptically and audibly. This is a great chance to be seen and heard in a unique way. We hope to generate at least nine squares. Please consider sharing your voice and your wisdom to help bring the project to life.

RSVP to Maia Scott: MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

 

Jun 7
Jun 8
Jun 9(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 9 Jun 13

This session is full. 

DeafBlind Camp is for adults 18 years and older with both some visual impairment and deafness. One of the great attractions of the session is the free flow of communication using American Sign Language, tactile sign language, spoken English and amplified sound.

Jun 10(3 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 9 Jun 13

This session is full. 

DeafBlind Camp is for adults 18 years and older with both some visual impairment and deafness. One of the great attractions of the session is the free flow of communication using American Sign Language, tactile sign language, spoken English and amplified sound.

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


Jun 10

What does it mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads this call-in forum to discuss the day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

RSVP for The Business of Blindness online or to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

5:00 pm: Toastmasters: LightHouse Visionaries (online)


Jun 10

LightHouse Visionaries provides blind and visually impaired people with a supportive and fun environment to develop public speaking and leadership skills, empowering us to enhance our personal and professional lives.

Toastmasters is a place to develop skills of self-empowerment. It's a place to practice public speaking, improve communication, and build leadership skills. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.

RSVP online for Toastmasters, or contact Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

Jun 11(2 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 9 Jun 13

This session is full. 

DeafBlind Camp is for adults 18 years and older with both some visual impairment and deafness. One of the great attractions of the session is the free flow of communication using American Sign Language, tactile sign language, spoken English and amplified sound.

10:30 am: The Language of Listening (online)


Jun 11

The whistle of a teapot, or bubbles in a pot hint at tasty things to come. The whizz of cars in front of us are warnings, while those traveling beside us are protective. The dial tone that lets us know we are one step closer to speaking to a loved one. In this series of classes we will discuss the many ways we can sharpen our listening skills to make the most of what we hear. Whether your goal is to get out and travel, prepare a special meal, return to school or work, or write the great American novel, we will help you separate the useful signals from all the noise, and to level up your listening skills.

Student Criteria:

Students interested in this course can be of any skill level and fall anywhere on the spectrum of blindness. They should be comfortable learning in a group setting, willing to actively participate in classes, able to commit to attend all six (6) sessions in there entirety, be able to access the Zoom platform, and be able to hear and understand spoken English and sounds of various pitches/tones.

Course Materials: A pair of over the ear headphones with a microphone.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be more prepared to transition from utilizing visual input to using auditory input text to speech
  • Students will understand the clues about documents provided by text to speech.
  • Students will learn to analyze their environment, identify sounds, and determine how to best use the auditory information they are receiving in order to problem solve and complete various tasks of daily living

Students will be provided with a foundation of interpreting audio cues when traveling indoors and outdoors

Course Schedule:

  • Session 1: Tuesday, June 11 - Welcome & Course Overview This session will include staff/student introductions, a course overview, and introduction to auditory skills, the completion of a pre-test, and time for questions.
  • Session 2: Thursday, June 13 - A Deep Dive into “Thinking in Sound”
    The goal of this session is to introduce common examples of how to utilize auditory cues. Students will begin by identifying the type of learner they are and how to supplement that with auditory input. Tips for reading comprehension and interpersonal communication will also be covered.
  • Session 3: Tuesday, June 18 - Around the House
    This session will focus on the application of auditory skills within the area of independent living. Cooking, note-taking, object location-identification, and labeling are some of the skill areas that will be covered.
  • Session 4: Thursday, June 20 - Voices, Tones, and Beeps! Oh My
    This session will introduce students to the audio information provided by various forms of mainstream and access technology. Students will be exposed to various types of voices and indication sounds. They will learn how to determine what the certain indicators mean and which voice characteristics are most appropriate for various tasks.
  • Session 5: Tuesday, June 25 - Out & About
    An O&M Specialist will join this session to discuss the intersection of orientation and mobility skills with auditory skills. Students will be provided with relevant examples and guided through the process of siphoning out the most useful auditory information amongst the plethora of noise in outside and unfamiliar environments.
  • Session 6: Thursday, June 27 - Putting It All Together
    This session will include time for final questions, a discussion about the process of transitioning to the usage of more auditory input, and a discussion of how t determine when it may be appropriate to use vision as well(this is known as the “Use Your Vision When it is F.U.N.,” technique). Students will also complete the post-test during this session.

    RSVP to Bobbi Pompey, BPompey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7613 by June 4.

Jun 12(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 9 Jun 13

This session is full. 

DeafBlind Camp is for adults 18 years and older with both some visual impairment and deafness. One of the great attractions of the session is the free flow of communication using American Sign Language, tactile sign language, spoken English and amplified sound.

Jun 13(3 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 9 Jun 13

This session is full. 

DeafBlind Camp is for adults 18 years and older with both some visual impairment and deafness. One of the great attractions of the session is the free flow of communication using American Sign Language, tactile sign language, spoken English and amplified sound.

10:30 am: The Language of Listening (online)


Jun 13

The whistle of a teapot, or bubbles in a pot hint at tasty things to come. The whizz of cars in front of us are warnings, while those traveling beside us are protective. The dial tone that lets us know we are one step closer to speaking to a loved one. In this series of classes we will discuss the many ways we can sharpen our listening skills to make the most of what we hear. Whether your goal is to get out and travel, prepare a special meal, return to school or work, or write the great American novel, we will help you separate the useful signals from all the noise, and to level up your listening skills.

Student Criteria:

Students interested in this course can be of any skill level and fall anywhere on the spectrum of blindness. They should be comfortable learning in a group setting, willing to actively participate in classes, able to commit to attend all six (6) sessions in there entirety, be able to access the Zoom platform, and be able to hear and understand spoken English and sounds of various pitches/tones.

Course Materials: A pair of over the ear headphones with a microphone.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be more prepared to transition from utilizing visual input to using auditory input text to speech
  • Students will understand the clues about documents provided by text to speech.
  • Students will learn to analyze their environment, identify sounds, and determine how to best use the auditory information they are receiving in order to problem solve and complete various tasks of daily living

Students will be provided with a foundation of interpreting audio cues when traveling indoors and outdoors

Course Schedule:

  • Session 1: Tuesday, June 11 - Welcome & Course Overview This session will include staff/student introductions, a course overview, and introduction to auditory skills, the completion of a pre-test, and time for questions.
  • Session 2: Thursday, June 13 - A Deep Dive into “Thinking in Sound”
    The goal of this session is to introduce common examples of how to utilize auditory cues. Students will begin by identifying the type of learner they are and how to supplement that with auditory input. Tips for reading comprehension and interpersonal communication will also be covered.
  • Session 3: Tuesday, June 18 - Around the House
    This session will focus on the application of auditory skills within the area of independent living. Cooking, note-taking, object location-identification, and labeling are some of the skill areas that will be covered.
  • Session 4: Thursday, June 20 - Voices, Tones, and Beeps! Oh My
    This session will introduce students to the audio information provided by various forms of mainstream and access technology. Students will be exposed to various types of voices and indication sounds. They will learn how to determine what the certain indicators mean and which voice characteristics are most appropriate for various tasks.
  • Session 5: Tuesday, June 25 - Out & About
    An O&M Specialist will join this session to discuss the intersection of orientation and mobility skills with auditory skills. Students will be provided with relevant examples and guided through the process of siphoning out the most useful auditory information amongst the plethora of noise in outside and unfamiliar environments.
  • Session 6: Thursday, June 27 - Putting It All Together
    This session will include time for final questions, a discussion about the process of transitioning to the usage of more auditory input, and a discussion of how t determine when it may be appropriate to use vision as well(this is known as the “Use Your Vision When it is F.U.N.,” technique). Students will also complete the post-test during this session.

    RSVP to Bobbi Pompey, BPompey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7613 by June 4.

11:00 am: Create In Community Art Class (in-person)


Jun 13

Join us in the 11th floor craft room at LightHouse San Francisco for an open studio to finish out your existing projects before Create in Community goes on hiatus until the start of August. We will finish painting air-dry projects, prep materials to take home and continue making cordage, fine-tune mixed media creations and decide what to take home. Join us to finish what you started or to have a look at what we have been creating.

Send questions to Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

Jun 14(3 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Little Learners Family Camp (in-person)

(All day)
Jun 14 Jun 16

LightHouse Little Learners camp is for Little Learner students and former students who are 2.5 through 6 years old and their families.  Families will have the opportunity to connect with other Little Learner families while exploring outdoors, learning through play, sensory fun, and whole-family activities for all abilities. Due to demand, priority is given to first-time Little Learner campers.  Families who are not eligible for Little Learner camp, or who have already attended twice, are encouraged to register for EHC Family Camps, which are open to all ages.

If you are interested in Little Learners Family Camp, please fill out the Little Learners Family Camp RSVP form. Once it’s reviewed, if you are determined eligible, you will be sent the full Little Learners session application.

If you are having questions, please email please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org.

10:00 am: Museum of Craft and Design: MakeArt Accessible Morning (in-person)


Jun 14

Location: Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street (on the T SF Muni line)

Join the Museum of Craft and Design for an exclusive look – and feel – of their current exhibits, “Indie Folk” and "Mr. Roboto"  Enjoy crafting with prompts and materials inspired by the exhibits, participate in discussions about select audio described works on display and touch art and artifacts from the exhibits. Bring a friend and enjoy a smaller museum space with a relaxed and supportive staff who are ready to help or talk about art.

Ticket prices are between $0 and $5.

Get tickets to the Museum of Craft and Design MakeArt Accessible Morning.

Get more detailed information about happenings during the MakeArt Accessible Morning.

After you purchase your tickets (or if you have questions), RSVP to Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

12:00 pm: Meet Me in the Kitchen (in-person)


Jun 14

“Meet me in the kitchen,” is a five-week course designed to empower LightHouse students with the non-visual techniques needed to prepare and present delicious meals independently. This course is created and taught by Bobbi Pompey, a Independent Living Skills Specialist with a passion for cooking and teaching. Each week you will learn non-visual kitchen skills, general cooking tips and tricks, and prepare a snack or meal.

Skills You Will Learn Include:

  • Organizing, labeling, and preparing your kitchen and work space
  • Measuring wet and dry ingredients
    Using knives, kitchen appliances, blindness/low vision gadgets and other “tools of the trade”
  • Understanding how to build flavor profiles, decipher lingo used in recipes, and determine the doneness of food
  • Serving, garnishing, and presenting meals with multiple dishes to friends and family, and other guests

    Course Schedule:

  • Session 1: May 10 - Welcome and Course Overview
    This session will include staff/student introductions, a course overview, a tour of the kitchen, and an introduction to basic techniques for navigating a kitchen. Class will conclude with a lesson on pouring and spreading and the preparation of a snack.
  • Session 2, May 17 - Cracking the Code
    By the end of this session, you will understand how to decipher common recipe lingo, develop delicious flavor profiles with spices stock a pantry with basic staples, and shop for groceries independently. Techniques for measuring will be used to create a spice rub and/or basic sauce.
  • Session 3: May 24 - Getting the Job Done
    Knife skills are the main focus of this session. Students will make a simple one-pot soup and learn to determine when food is done.
  • Session 4: May 31 - Learning to Spin All the Plates
    This class marks the transition into the more advanced portion of the course. Labeling, organizing, blindness devices, kitchen gadgets, and the use of small appliances will be covered as ways to add efficiency to meal preparation. You will prepare a three part meal during this session.
  •  No class June 7
  • Session 5: June 14 - Putting On the Finishing Touches
    Taking all the skills of previous classes you will learn to; serve yourself, serve others, set a table, and decorate and/or garnish a meal.

Spots in this fun and educational course are limited, so secure your participation by contacting Bobbi Pompey, BPompey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7613 by April 26.

Jun 15(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Little Learners Family Camp (in-person)

(All day)
Jun 14 Jun 16

LightHouse Little Learners camp is for Little Learner students and former students who are 2.5 through 6 years old and their families.  Families will have the opportunity to connect with other Little Learner families while exploring outdoors, learning through play, sensory fun, and whole-family activities for all abilities. Due to demand, priority is given to first-time Little Learner campers.  Families who are not eligible for Little Learner camp, or who have already attended twice, are encouraged to register for EHC Family Camps, which are open to all ages.

If you are interested in Little Learners Family Camp, please fill out the Little Learners Family Camp RSVP form. Once it’s reviewed, if you are determined eligible, you will be sent the full Little Learners session application.

If you are having questions, please email please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org.

Jun 16(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Little Learners Family Camp (in-person)

(All day)
Jun 14 Jun 16

LightHouse Little Learners camp is for Little Learner students and former students who are 2.5 through 6 years old and their families.  Families will have the opportunity to connect with other Little Learner families while exploring outdoors, learning through play, sensory fun, and whole-family activities for all abilities. Due to demand, priority is given to first-time Little Learner campers.  Families who are not eligible for Little Learner camp, or who have already attended twice, are encouraged to register for EHC Family Camps, which are open to all ages.

If you are interested in Little Learners Family Camp, please fill out the Little Learners Family Camp RSVP form. Once it’s reviewed, if you are determined eligible, you will be sent the full Little Learners session application.

If you are having questions, please email please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org.

Jun 17(1 event)

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


Jun 17

What does it mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads this call-in forum to discuss the day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

RSVP for The Business of Blindness online or to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

Jun 18(1 event)

10:30 am: The Language of Listening (online)


Jun 18

The whistle of a teapot, or bubbles in a pot hint at tasty things to come. The whizz of cars in front of us are warnings, while those traveling beside us are protective. The dial tone that lets us know we are one step closer to speaking to a loved one. In this series of classes we will discuss the many ways we can sharpen our listening skills to make the most of what we hear. Whether your goal is to get out and travel, prepare a special meal, return to school or work, or write the great American novel, we will help you separate the useful signals from all the noise, and to level up your listening skills.

Student Criteria:

Students interested in this course can be of any skill level and fall anywhere on the spectrum of blindness. They should be comfortable learning in a group setting, willing to actively participate in classes, able to commit to attend all six (6) sessions in there entirety, be able to access the Zoom platform, and be able to hear and understand spoken English and sounds of various pitches/tones.

Course Materials: A pair of over the ear headphones with a microphone.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be more prepared to transition from utilizing visual input to using auditory input text to speech
  • Students will understand the clues about documents provided by text to speech.
  • Students will learn to analyze their environment, identify sounds, and determine how to best use the auditory information they are receiving in order to problem solve and complete various tasks of daily living

Students will be provided with a foundation of interpreting audio cues when traveling indoors and outdoors

Course Schedule:

  • Session 1: Tuesday, June 11 - Welcome & Course Overview This session will include staff/student introductions, a course overview, and introduction to auditory skills, the completion of a pre-test, and time for questions.
  • Session 2: Thursday, June 13 - A Deep Dive into “Thinking in Sound”
    The goal of this session is to introduce common examples of how to utilize auditory cues. Students will begin by identifying the type of learner they are and how to supplement that with auditory input. Tips for reading comprehension and interpersonal communication will also be covered.
  • Session 3: Tuesday, June 18 - Around the House
    This session will focus on the application of auditory skills within the area of independent living. Cooking, note-taking, object location-identification, and labeling are some of the skill areas that will be covered.
  • Session 4: Thursday, June 20 - Voices, Tones, and Beeps! Oh My
    This session will introduce students to the audio information provided by various forms of mainstream and access technology. Students will be exposed to various types of voices and indication sounds. They will learn how to determine what the certain indicators mean and which voice characteristics are most appropriate for various tasks.
  • Session 5: Tuesday, June 25 - Out & About
    An O&M Specialist will join this session to discuss the intersection of orientation and mobility skills with auditory skills. Students will be provided with relevant examples and guided through the process of siphoning out the most useful auditory information amongst the plethora of noise in outside and unfamiliar environments.
  • Session 6: Thursday, June 27 - Putting It All Together
    This session will include time for final questions, a discussion about the process of transitioning to the usage of more auditory input, and a discussion of how t determine when it may be appropriate to use vision as well(this is known as the “Use Your Vision When it is F.U.N.,” technique). Students will also complete the post-test during this session.

    RSVP to Bobbi Pompey, BPompey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7613 by June 4.

Jun 19(1 event)

(All day): Juneteenth Holiday (LightHouse closed)

(All day)
Jun 19

Jun 20(1 event)

10:30 am: The Language of Listening (online)


Jun 20

The whistle of a teapot, or bubbles in a pot hint at tasty things to come. The whizz of cars in front of us are warnings, while those traveling beside us are protective. The dial tone that lets us know we are one step closer to speaking to a loved one. In this series of classes we will discuss the many ways we can sharpen our listening skills to make the most of what we hear. Whether your goal is to get out and travel, prepare a special meal, return to school or work, or write the great American novel, we will help you separate the useful signals from all the noise, and to level up your listening skills.

Student Criteria:

Students interested in this course can be of any skill level and fall anywhere on the spectrum of blindness. They should be comfortable learning in a group setting, willing to actively participate in classes, able to commit to attend all six (6) sessions in there entirety, be able to access the Zoom platform, and be able to hear and understand spoken English and sounds of various pitches/tones.

Course Materials: A pair of over the ear headphones with a microphone.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be more prepared to transition from utilizing visual input to using auditory input text to speech
  • Students will understand the clues about documents provided by text to speech.
  • Students will learn to analyze their environment, identify sounds, and determine how to best use the auditory information they are receiving in order to problem solve and complete various tasks of daily living

Students will be provided with a foundation of interpreting audio cues when traveling indoors and outdoors

Course Schedule:

  • Session 1: Tuesday, June 11 - Welcome & Course Overview This session will include staff/student introductions, a course overview, and introduction to auditory skills, the completion of a pre-test, and time for questions.
  • Session 2: Thursday, June 13 - A Deep Dive into “Thinking in Sound”
    The goal of this session is to introduce common examples of how to utilize auditory cues. Students will begin by identifying the type of learner they are and how to supplement that with auditory input. Tips for reading comprehension and interpersonal communication will also be covered.
  • Session 3: Tuesday, June 18 - Around the House
    This session will focus on the application of auditory skills within the area of independent living. Cooking, note-taking, object location-identification, and labeling are some of the skill areas that will be covered.
  • Session 4: Thursday, June 20 - Voices, Tones, and Beeps! Oh My
    This session will introduce students to the audio information provided by various forms of mainstream and access technology. Students will be exposed to various types of voices and indication sounds. They will learn how to determine what the certain indicators mean and which voice characteristics are most appropriate for various tasks.
  • Session 5: Tuesday, June 25 - Out & About
    An O&M Specialist will join this session to discuss the intersection of orientation and mobility skills with auditory skills. Students will be provided with relevant examples and guided through the process of siphoning out the most useful auditory information amongst the plethora of noise in outside and unfamiliar environments.
  • Session 6: Thursday, June 27 - Putting It All Together
    This session will include time for final questions, a discussion about the process of transitioning to the usage of more auditory input, and a discussion of how t determine when it may be appropriate to use vision as well(this is known as the “Use Your Vision When it is F.U.N.,” technique). Students will also complete the post-test during this session.

    RSVP to Bobbi Pompey, BPompey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7613 by June 4.

Jun 21(1 event)

6:00 pm: 30% and Growing (in-person)


Jun 21

Where: Fieldwork Brewing, 1160 6th Street, Berkeley, 94710

The 30% and Growing crowd heads across the Bay Bridge and into West Berkeley this month, and will be gathering at Fieldwork Brewing.

You can get to Fieldwork by catching the 72 bus outside of the El Cerrito Plaza Station and getting off at Harrison Street, or taking the 72R from one of the many BART stations it stops at and stopping at Gilman Street. If you would like to join us for part of the commute, we will be meeting folks outside the El Cerrito Plaza BART station at 5:20 PM, just let us know before the event! Hope to see you all there!

Note: This restaurant is wheelchair accessible.

RSVP: To Daisy Soto at DSoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7328

Jun 22(1 event)

10:30 am: Community Drum Circle and Rain Stick Making (in-person)


Jun 22

Lighthouse San Francisco fitness room and craft room

Circle up and make a joyous noise! Bring your favorite drum or sound-maker, and we will have others to loan. Everyone will have a chance to share out loud the rhythm of their heart and soul and invite the group to collaborate on creating a bold and bright soundscape forged by the wisdom of community.

Following the drum circle, let’s take a break at noon for lunch (bring your own) as we ride the afterglow of drumming together and enjoy some gentle conversation. Then, let’s create rain sticks from tubes, chicken wire and found materials to create a softer, gentler sounding experience.

Wear comfortable clothes and bring a lunch.

At 2:30, you will leave the Lighthouse with a spring in your step and a rain stick in hand.

RSVP to Maia Scott MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

Jun 23
Jun 24(2 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 24 Jun 29

Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

RSVP for Adult Camp Session

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


Jun 24

What does it mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads this call-in forum to discuss the day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

RSVP for The Business of Blindness online or to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

Jun 25(2 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 24 Jun 29

Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

RSVP for Adult Camp Session

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

10:30 am: The Language of Listening (online)


Jun 25

The whistle of a teapot, or bubbles in a pot hint at tasty things to come. The whizz of cars in front of us are warnings, while those traveling beside us are protective. The dial tone that lets us know we are one step closer to speaking to a loved one. In this series of classes we will discuss the many ways we can sharpen our listening skills to make the most of what we hear. Whether your goal is to get out and travel, prepare a special meal, return to school or work, or write the great American novel, we will help you separate the useful signals from all the noise, and to level up your listening skills.

Student Criteria:

Students interested in this course can be of any skill level and fall anywhere on the spectrum of blindness. They should be comfortable learning in a group setting, willing to actively participate in classes, able to commit to attend all six (6) sessions in there entirety, be able to access the Zoom platform, and be able to hear and understand spoken English and sounds of various pitches/tones.

Course Materials: A pair of over the ear headphones with a microphone.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be more prepared to transition from utilizing visual input to using auditory input text to speech
  • Students will understand the clues about documents provided by text to speech.
  • Students will learn to analyze their environment, identify sounds, and determine how to best use the auditory information they are receiving in order to problem solve and complete various tasks of daily living

Students will be provided with a foundation of interpreting audio cues when traveling indoors and outdoors

Course Schedule:

  • Session 1: Tuesday, June 11 - Welcome & Course Overview This session will include staff/student introductions, a course overview, and introduction to auditory skills, the completion of a pre-test, and time for questions.
  • Session 2: Thursday, June 13 - A Deep Dive into “Thinking in Sound”
    The goal of this session is to introduce common examples of how to utilize auditory cues. Students will begin by identifying the type of learner they are and how to supplement that with auditory input. Tips for reading comprehension and interpersonal communication will also be covered.
  • Session 3: Tuesday, June 18 - Around the House
    This session will focus on the application of auditory skills within the area of independent living. Cooking, note-taking, object location-identification, and labeling are some of the skill areas that will be covered.
  • Session 4: Thursday, June 20 - Voices, Tones, and Beeps! Oh My
    This session will introduce students to the audio information provided by various forms of mainstream and access technology. Students will be exposed to various types of voices and indication sounds. They will learn how to determine what the certain indicators mean and which voice characteristics are most appropriate for various tasks.
  • Session 5: Tuesday, June 25 - Out & About
    An O&M Specialist will join this session to discuss the intersection of orientation and mobility skills with auditory skills. Students will be provided with relevant examples and guided through the process of siphoning out the most useful auditory information amongst the plethora of noise in outside and unfamiliar environments.
  • Session 6: Thursday, June 27 - Putting It All Together
    This session will include time for final questions, a discussion about the process of transitioning to the usage of more auditory input, and a discussion of how t determine when it may be appropriate to use vision as well(this is known as the “Use Your Vision When it is F.U.N.,” technique). Students will also complete the post-test during this session.

    RSVP to Bobbi Pompey, BPompey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7613 by June 4.

Jun 26(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 24 Jun 29

Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

RSVP for Adult Camp Session

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

Jun 27(2 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 24 Jun 29

Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

RSVP for Adult Camp Session

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

10:30 am: The Language of Listening (online)


Jun 27

The whistle of a teapot, or bubbles in a pot hint at tasty things to come. The whizz of cars in front of us are warnings, while those traveling beside us are protective. The dial tone that lets us know we are one step closer to speaking to a loved one. In this series of classes we will discuss the many ways we can sharpen our listening skills to make the most of what we hear. Whether your goal is to get out and travel, prepare a special meal, return to school or work, or write the great American novel, we will help you separate the useful signals from all the noise, and to level up your listening skills.

Student Criteria:

Students interested in this course can be of any skill level and fall anywhere on the spectrum of blindness. They should be comfortable learning in a group setting, willing to actively participate in classes, able to commit to attend all six (6) sessions in there entirety, be able to access the Zoom platform, and be able to hear and understand spoken English and sounds of various pitches/tones.

Course Materials: A pair of over the ear headphones with a microphone.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be more prepared to transition from utilizing visual input to using auditory input text to speech
  • Students will understand the clues about documents provided by text to speech.
  • Students will learn to analyze their environment, identify sounds, and determine how to best use the auditory information they are receiving in order to problem solve and complete various tasks of daily living

Students will be provided with a foundation of interpreting audio cues when traveling indoors and outdoors

Course Schedule:

  • Session 1: Tuesday, June 11 - Welcome & Course Overview This session will include staff/student introductions, a course overview, and introduction to auditory skills, the completion of a pre-test, and time for questions.
  • Session 2: Thursday, June 13 - A Deep Dive into “Thinking in Sound”
    The goal of this session is to introduce common examples of how to utilize auditory cues. Students will begin by identifying the type of learner they are and how to supplement that with auditory input. Tips for reading comprehension and interpersonal communication will also be covered.
  • Session 3: Tuesday, June 18 - Around the House
    This session will focus on the application of auditory skills within the area of independent living. Cooking, note-taking, object location-identification, and labeling are some of the skill areas that will be covered.
  • Session 4: Thursday, June 20 - Voices, Tones, and Beeps! Oh My
    This session will introduce students to the audio information provided by various forms of mainstream and access technology. Students will be exposed to various types of voices and indication sounds. They will learn how to determine what the certain indicators mean and which voice characteristics are most appropriate for various tasks.
  • Session 5: Tuesday, June 25 - Out & About
    An O&M Specialist will join this session to discuss the intersection of orientation and mobility skills with auditory skills. Students will be provided with relevant examples and guided through the process of siphoning out the most useful auditory information amongst the plethora of noise in outside and unfamiliar environments.
  • Session 6: Thursday, June 27 - Putting It All Together
    This session will include time for final questions, a discussion about the process of transitioning to the usage of more auditory input, and a discussion of how t determine when it may be appropriate to use vision as well(this is known as the “Use Your Vision When it is F.U.N.,” technique). Students will also complete the post-test during this session.

    RSVP to Bobbi Pompey, BPompey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7613 by June 4.

Jun 28(2 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 24 Jun 29

Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

RSVP for Adult Camp Session

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

10:00 am: Picnic at Earle Baum Center (in-person)


Jun 28

The Earle Baum Center is expecting an exciting summer picnic season.

When: The last Friday of each month: June 28, July 26, August 30 and September 27, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
What: The first picnic June 28th is sponsored by a family friend of past client Elizabeth Cooley. The menu is catered bbq ribs, chicken and portobello mushrooms, baked beans, potato salad, cornbread and ice cream for dessert.
How: To sponsor a picnic with your financial support and help plan the menu, Contact: Patricia at 707-523-3222.
RSVP by June 21 for the June 28 picnic by calling 707-523-3222.

To volunteer: Volunteer requirements include the “ability to identify and respond to proper food handling safety guidelines related to the activity.” For more info, contact Patricia at 707-523-3222.

In order to accommodate everyone, the picnic attendance is by invitation only. This picnic is open to EBC/LightHouse students/clients, family and support, agency volunteers, donors and employees.

RSVP dates for all picnics

RSVPs for each picnic is due one week before the picnic.

For the June 28 picnic: RSVP by June 21
For the July 26 picnic: RSPVP by July 19
For the August 30 picnic: RSVP by August 23
For the September 27 picnic: RSVP by September 20

RSVP by calling 707-523-3222

Jun 29(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 24 Jun 29

Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

RSVP for Adult Camp Session

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

Jun 30
Jul 1
Jul 2
Jul 3(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Family Camp I (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jul 3 Jul 6

This session is offered to families with visually impaired children ages 17 and under, and to visually impaired parents/guardians with children ages 17 and under. This session is intended for immediate family members only.

RSVP for Family Camp I

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

Jul 4(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Family Camp I (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jul 3 Jul 6

This session is offered to families with visually impaired children ages 17 and under, and to visually impaired parents/guardians with children ages 17 and under. This session is intended for immediate family members only.

RSVP for Family Camp I

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

Jul 5(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Family Camp I (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jul 3 Jul 6

This session is offered to families with visually impaired children ages 17 and under, and to visually impaired parents/guardians with children ages 17 and under. This session is intended for immediate family members only.

RSVP for Family Camp I

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

Jul 6(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Family Camp I (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jul 3 Jul 6

This session is offered to families with visually impaired children ages 17 and under, and to visually impaired parents/guardians with children ages 17 and under. This session is intended for immediate family members only.

RSVP for Family Camp I

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling 415-694-7325. For more information about visiting the Adaptations Store, head to our shop page.

The LightHouse is scent-free. Please abstain from wearing colognes, perfumes, or other scented products. Additionally, coffee must be securely lidded at all times and citrus should not be peeled on the premises. Thanks for supporting our efforts to respect chemical sensitivities!

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